Korea’s Spring Festivals 2017 in April

The spring flowering season in South Korea generally spans from mid-March to late April, which typically peaks in early April.

During the month of April, Korea offers a vibrant burst of spring blooms and a series of fascinating festivals and family fun, which makes it the best time of year to visit the country.

While cherry blossom festivals are the most well-known main spring events, there are plenty of events dedicated to spring flowers that are absolutely travel-worthy.

Here are South Korea’s 7 best spring festivals in 2017 for you and your beloved ones to enjoy the best of the spring season in Korea!

1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

jinhae-cherryblossomJinhae Cherry Blossom Festival or Jinhae Gunhangje Festival is by far the most popular and the largest cherry blossom festival in Korea which is held every April in Jinhae.

Boasting over 350,000 cherry trees lining the streets, the picturesque scene of thousands of pink and white petals dancing in the air over the Yeojwacheon Stream is absolutely a must see in your lifetime.

From Seoul to Jinhae, there are no direct train or bus connections and you will have to make several transfers if you travel via train or express bus. So if this is your first time visiting the festival, booking a shuttle bus package is highly recommended.

For more information, click here.

Location: Jinhae County, Gyeongsang-do (southeast province)

2. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival

gyeongju-bomundanji-cherryblossomGyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival is another popular and famous festival that offers breathtaking cherry blossoms where visitors can enjoy walking along the cherry tree-lined path around the serene Bomun Lake.

From Seoul to Gyeongju, visitors will have to take a train or express bus and make several transfers to get to the festival. So booking a shuttle bus is highly recommended if you want to take away the hassle out of your trip.

For more information, click here.

Location: Gyeongju City, Gyeongsang-do (southeast province)

3. Taean Tulip Festival

taean-tulip-festival-1Recognized by the World Tulip Summit Society, Taean Tulip Festival is one of the world’s top 5 tulip festivals that takes place every year throughout April and May.

Featuring over 1.5 million of colorful tulips, visitors will have the chance to enjoy the gardens showcasing tulips of every color and size as well as beautiful floral displays of other spring flowers including canola, digitalis and lupine.

For more information, click here.

Location: Taean County, Chungcheong-do (mid-west province)

  • Festival Date: April 13-May 10
  • Book a shuttle bus: April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 & May 2, 7, 9

4. Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival

hwagae-cherryblossomCompared to the world-famous Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival has not received much attention worldwide. However, the festival is South Korea’s one of the best-kept secrets among the locals.

Some of the best highlights not to be missed at the festival are the ’10-ri Cherry Blossom Road’, a 4 km-long road of cherry trees in full bloom, and the historic ‘Hwagae Jangteo’, or ‘Hwagae Market’, where you can enjoy cultural performances and taste local specialties.

The easiest way to get to the festival is by booking a shuttle bus as there are no direction train or bus connections from Seoul to the venue.

For more information, click here.

Location: Hadong County, Gyeongsang-do (southeast province)

5. Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival

gyeongpo-lake-cherryblossomTake a stroll along the 4.3-km long path lined with hundreds of cherry trees around the serene Gyeongpo Lake and stop by Gyeongpodae Pavilion standing at the end of the lake. Built on a small hill right next to the lake, this traditional wooden pavilion is perfect place take photos and get a view of the whole lake.

As Gyeongpo Lake is located just across the street from Gyeongpo Beach, visitors will be able to and admire the breathtaking ocean view of the East Sea as well. 

For more information, click here.

Location: Gangneung City, Gangwon-do (mid-east province)

6. Goryeosan Azalea Festival

goryeosan-azaleaWhen spring arrives in Korea, Goryeosan Mountain transforms into an out-of-this-world destination as the mountain blazes with vivid pink and magenta azaleas.

The annual Goryeosan Azalea Festival has attracted more than 400,000 people and the popularity is growing every year.

Besides the brilliant burst of azaleas in full bloom, the festival offers its visitors with other attractions including an azalea photograph exhibition and azalea pancakes.

For more information, click here.

Location: Gangwha County, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do (mid-west province)

7. Jindo Sea Parting Festival

jindo-sea-parting-festivalEvery April, thousands of visitors flock to Jindo Sea Parting Festival, also known as Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival, to see what is referred to as ‘the modern Mose’s miracle’ in Jindo Island.

Here, you will be able to witness the astonishing sight of a wondrous sea parting where the sea opens up and reveals a sea road for an hour and even try walking on the sea road with your friends and family.

For more information, click here.

Location: Jindo Island, Jeolla-do (southwest province)

Choose your 2017 spring getaway in Korea from below!

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Photo Credits
Taean Tulip Festival Official Homepage
Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival Official Homepage
Jindo Sea Parting Festival Official Homepage

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